15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 31st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in November, things will get a bit warmer in Koli National Park: highs are around 1°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kouvola itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kouvola takes 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Santalahti Nature Trail, Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, trek along The Archipelago Trail, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the collection at Turku City Library, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Suomen Huvilupa Oy.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Suomen Huvilupa Oy
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Suomen Huvilupa Oy ©
Suomen Huvilupa Oy
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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